It is fascinating
to know that in Armenia one can see a wealth of historical sites, monuments and
archaeological discoveries, some dating back as far as 2-1 mil. BC and many of
them well preserved. It embraces cave cities and ancient observatories, Urartian
fortresses and cuneiforms, ancient temples and first Christian monasteries
carved in hillside rocks. For its rich cultural legacy Armenia is considered an
open book for the history of humanity.
Armenia will walk on the very Silk Road the rich caravans used on their passages
from China to the Middle East and Rome.Armenia offers a striking variety of
natural beauties and micro climates ranging from sun-burnt deserts in the
mountain valleys to alpine meadows, from lush forests to eternal snow on the
mountain peaks. With most of its territory being a natural mountainous
environment, Armenia is an ecologically clean country with an abundance of pure
water and natural mineral springs.
The Ararat valley is very fertile with
endless fruit orchards such as apricots, peaches, pears, pomegranates as well as
vineyards producing excellent wine and cognac. Traveling through Armenia
visitors will find a friendly nation where people have kept their culture and
traditions. They will also discover the many other interesting facets of
Armenian life, taste the famous Armenian bread lavash, eat barbecue prepared in
tonyr (special oven dug in the ground), and generally appreciate the life of the
one of the most ancient nations in the world. This is a small country, but like
the drop can tell about the ocean, Armenia reflects the history of mankind.